جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Nutrition and Food Technology
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor

Facilities

Nutrition & Food Technology Lab
This laboratory contains the devices that are characterized by high technical ‎capacity to meet the requirements of Nutrition Department. In this laboratory, ‎experiments and practical exercises  are conducted on the application of all ‎procedures and tests necessary for food, in terms of safety and components and ‎methods of manufacturing --- etc, such as food processing and storage, meat ‎processing technology, chemistry of food analysis, meals planning, milk analyzing ‎‎, food microbiology - etc. Furthermore, in this laboratory, activities by students are ‎performed  in order to prepare some meals with nutritional benefit to the body , ‎and to calculate the amount of calories in it, then distribute it free of charge to ‎students. ‎
‎ Among the devices, available in this laboratory are the following:

  • Milk analyser, Milkoscope, Automatic, Julie C8.
  • TANITA High Capacity Body Composition Analyser.
  • UV-Sepctrophotometer, UV/Visible Range, 4nm SBW.
  • Hand Grip Dynamometer .  ‎
  • Moisture Analyzer.
  • Gerber Centrifuge.

Feed Analysis & Milk Hygiene Lab
Experiments & practical training for students are conducted in this laboratory on ‎the methods used to estimate the proportion (%) of protein, fat , fiber and ‎calories in samples of feed and food, and that is done by using devices with high-‎tech and sophisticated , as well as performing the experiments and the process ‎that is used to estimate (test) the milk hygiene from the physical , chemical and ‎microbiological aspects. In addition, it can be used for performing experiments ‎and practical exercises concerning tests of soil and irrigation, due to the readiness ‎of the laboratory of tools, equipment and materials.‎
Among the devices, available in this laboratory are the following:

  • Flame Photometer 410,sherwood.‎
  • Ankom 200 fiber analyser A200>
  • Ankom Extractor, XT 10 I.‎
  • Kjeldahl  distillation  & Digestion system.
  • Calorimeter C 200.
  • Conductivity Meter.
  • Daisy II Incubator, Ankom technology.
  • ‎Lactometers & Hydrometers.

‎Microbiology Lab
In this lab;  different experiments and practical training are conducted to teach ‎students how to prepare the medias which are used for the growth of ‎microorganisms , as well as how to perform staining  for microorganisms ,  then ‎the  use of optical  microscopes  for diagnoses  then treatment. Students are also ‎trained on how to conduct sensitivity tests for the bacteria that was detected from ‎the samples which have been  received from the internal field (the farm) as well ‎as from samples of the external field (abroad).
Among the devices, available in this laboratory are the following:

  • Incubator.‎
  • Autoclave.‎
  • Light Microscopes.‎
  • Laminar Flow.‎
  • Stomacher.
 

Industry

The department has a tight connection of local community for example in ‎case of the food industry our students spend one term equivalent to 140 ‎working hour, working and getting proper training in the Palestinian food ‎factories. such a training is based on our visio to equip the students with ‎appropriate skills and to meet the demand of professional food ‎technologists. Here, all students will participate in the production process ‎and solving any problem may face the process.‎

On the other hand, Students also get training in Local hospitals either public ‎or private to get in touch with the health care environment and be familiar ‎with routine in this sector. Students who prefer this type of carrier will ‎further be subject to Nutritionist Society exam to be qualified as full ‎nutritionist.  Moreover, the department has lots of visits to local schools, ‎food factories and hospital to keep students linked with the profession and ‎provide the local community with seminars, workshops and awareness days ‎about nutrition and health. Recently, we connected with Autism society in ‎Tulkarm and diagnosed 15 cases. Work still ongoing and mutual activities are ‎planned.‎

The Most important memorandum signed by the department and local ‎industry:‎

  • Padico.
  • Al-Safa Dairy Plant.
 

Teaching and Learning

The program based on face to face teaching with attendance is compulsory ‎for all topics.  All topics are covered by lectures and notes. Some topics are ‎using moodle (e learning which is a platform of delivering notes, relevant ‎websites, video clips etc.) as most of the courses are supplemented with ‎practical these courses are benefited from the lab facilities available‎

 

Coursework and Assessment

All coursework are assessed 3 times per theoretical courses with 2 more assessment exams for ‎practicals.
In addition to discussion home work and projects that will participate in the total mark for a ‎student.
For e learning topics the level of discussion on moodle and proposed forums will play a ‎major part in the assessment process.


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